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#1 nightcrawler123

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:19 AM

HI,
Which 2 are best?

1.malwarebytes anti-malware
2.eset smart security
3.a2 antimalware
4.avg
5.avast
6.bitdefender
7.none of these
8.malware removal team :thumbsup:

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#2 MishY

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:34 PM

Well from the rootkit I got, and removed, I would say #7 is my choice.
I have NOD32 and Malwarebytes. NOD32 couldn't clean it and Malwarebytes was disabled by the rootkit.
GMER found the rootkit and I could then kill it.
GMER is not to be used without guidance from a person trained in malware removal.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:45 PM

Honestly, Avast is a very great free tool, and Adaware AE, is just as great... In combination, these two programs becomes about a 95% assurance... (I only say 95% because it is to me 100%, I will not say something is more then 95%, just the same as no one or no set of programs that can be 100% effective)..
Mishy ... GMER, would you mind giving a little more detail on that?

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

THe BEST security is a reputable program-either free or purchased-that YOU like and works well with your system.
It's the one that you decide is easy to understand and use. There is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. At least not with firewalls and antivirus. What works well for one person may not play nice with someone else's system. Some people have no issues with a program, someone else may find it slows his/her system down to a crawl.
Currently I am trying out Kaspersky Suite, which I do like.
I may or may not purchase it, I'll decide as it gets closer to the end of the 30 day trial.

Malware removal:

Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are the 2 I use most.
When it comes to malware, it comes in so many forms that multiple, overlapping tools are needed to maximize your protection.
Just make sure what you use is a proven product.

And when nothing works, there is always the antimalware team here at BC.

#5 danjmilos

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:53 PM

Avast is my personal favorite for AV. It has root-kit scanning built on GMER tech, along with MBAM and SAS I've been really lucky for three plus years of computer use.

Dan

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:04 AM

It's funny because your top two are my top two :thumbsup:
Don't mind me, I'm just lurking.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:44 AM

avira antivir fits my needs :thumbsup:

Edited by Pandy, 04 April 2009 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:12 AM

My computer has compatibility issues wid eset NOD32 Antivirus 4..keeps giving me and my friends blue screens frequently..so I uninstalled it and all was fixed..Not sure bout the security suite..is it different? well I am a little more paranoid..so i have Symantec, ThreatFire, Malwarebytes, Spybot : S & D and of course..windows defender.. and it has so far work out well... all kinds of viruses seem to be able to be detected by these few AV... So i have no favourite..juz a bunch that can keep my com safe and secure (at least 95% ?).. :thumbsup:

Edited by AdrielC, 04 April 2009 - 02:12 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:32 PM

hhmm...
Queen-Evie - Though I will agree with you in some situations... But it seems to me as if you are speaking of computers as if they are alive and free thinking... Though yes each software will have it's own feel upon the end user... When one program makes one computer crawl, it will most likely make any computer with the same specs or lower, crawl just the same... Then again, there are some software that are so mal-programmed, that it almost wouldn't matter what is running, it will make a system crawl... Personally, I have come across of my likes not just because I have proven them to work wonders on my network... But also because I have used them on well over a couple hundred computers, and with each of them has resulted in more then satisfactory results... More then a couple hundred people I have shown and installed these programs for and each of them liked it just the same, from being on a pentium 2 700mhz processor, to being on a Phenon quad core 2.2ghz processor... and on either one of those, almost no resources are actually being used...
AdrielC - I personally hate Symantec, and Spybot... Since the beginning of my computer endeavors, I have found both Symantec, and Spybot, to not only using xml scripts to cause spyware and the what not, but yet also make you pay for them to be removed, if you are stupid enough to fall for it... Also the same reason my second cousin, who programs for companies like Motorola, hates them for the exact same reasons...

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:10 PM

Whether an antivirus or anti-malware product is good or not, is determined a particular person's internet/computer using habits. So a person should decide accordingly. For an ordinary person any good antivirus is enough. Avast is great, Avira is good but gives more false alarms.

But I am wrong all the time :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

Romeo29 - Though you are correct, I feel that is more upon the person, yes upon that person's usage habits is going to have an effect on what they choose to use... But coming from a programmer's aspect of things, the program should be able to handle any and all user habit's and protect them from anything within those habits, and outside those habit's... Diversity, variety, resource friendly, and good upkeep... That is what I think makes the real differences...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:59 AM

Avira Antivir Free
Malwarebytes
Superantispyware
Windows Defender
Vista Firewall

have had a clean system for months and the above combination works extremely well for me, but it's each to his/her own

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

I have found Windows Defender to be a pretty good security system.... Though in addition to what I have previously mentioned... I also have 2 routers in front me both, both running firewalls... Plus my server is running SELinux....

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:37 PM

I like pc tools firewall because it shows more than the internet, it shows system changes, registry changes, other programs this program is using, modifying memory, and ect. But pc tools is way more advanced. so if your an advanced user I would suggest it.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:42 PM

well my laptop is part of my school's server..so they provide lots of free stuff and IT support. However, I agree totally that the user's usage is the key to keep your PC safe and secure. I, personally, do not download stuff or watch free online movies from uncredible sites, nor do i watch porn or any such stuff. I am also absolutely wary of the links i click. Thus, reducing the possibility of getting infected i guess. Well, I'm no expert by any means so I'm always open to tips from more advanced users or experts :thumbsup:
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